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Rock On For Humanity to raise fund for Bihar

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Farhan Akhtar
It's got to be the biggest rock concert ever. On the initiative of three like-minded people Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, and Ritesh Sidhwani -12 rock bands are getting together on October 31 for the Rock On For Humanity concert at the MMRDA Ground at Bandra-Kurla Complex to raise funds for a paediatric medical camp in Bihar.

Farhan who spearheaded this charitable concern asks, "Why a rock concert? Why not the usual film-related naach-gana that is far easier to organize as a fund-raiser. We at Rock On For Humanity felt the idea of raising money for medical assistance must connect with the young urban youth. Though this concert has nothing to do with my film Rock On somehow the idea of a rock concert does have a bearing on the way the young responded to the film."

At the core of this sprawling charity concert will be 12 rock bands from all over the country. "And that would include Parikrama with whom Saif Ali Khan plays guitar. And yes Saif will be playing the guitar with Parikrama that evening. I'll be performing with Shankar-Ehsaan Loy. In addition, Hrithik Roshan, Shahrukh Khan, and Abhishek-Aishwarya Bachchan will be coming on stage to address the crowds. We hope to raise a sizeable amount of money that evening because it is a one-off endeavor. We hope to raise enough money to help a paediatric camp in Bihar."

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